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��Invading the Lofty Precincts of the Bald Eagle with a Camera

N pictures all babies look

���alike, whether

they are princes

of the blood or

mere editors' in- fants. The ac-

companying

illustration, for

instance, might

easily pass for a

newly hatched

chick in the nest

of an old pet hen.

It tells nothing of

the giant ragged

cliffs overhanging

the Rio Grande

River, on the

summit of one of

which the nest was made by a great kingly

bald eagle which could easily gouge out the

eyes or tear open the scalp of the daring

photographers. The picture was made by men in the employ of the Reclamation Service. Need- less to say, the mother bird was not present to pose her baby before the camera

��Such intimate glimpses of an eagle's nest are as scarce as the proverbial hens' teeth

���Is a Hero Judged by the Number of His Scars? Just Look at the Car Below

THE dispatch- carriers of an army are its nerves, transmit- ting messages from all branches to the head . When telephone and telegraph systems are de- moralized auto- mobiles are pressed into service.

The accom- panying illustra- tion shows a bullet -riddled French army automobile that carried three dispatch-carriers across a dangerous zone on the Somme fighting front. German bullets pierced it through and through, ripping the tires off the rims, tearing the engine-hood from its moorings, cutting through both sides of the car, and mushrooming against its internal parts but the car reached its destination with its mechanism intact and practically uninjured.

��Underwood and Under- wood. N. Y.

��Although the car was rid- dled by bullets it carried its three occupants to their destination. The chauffeur was severely wounded but he stuck to the wheel

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